Saturday, December 15, 2018

alvo news, jun 21st, 2017





Alvo is looking for a contract laborer for general maintenance and repairs as determined by the Village Board. Anyone interested may apply at the Clerk's Office on Saturdays from 0800-1200. Applicants are required to carry their own insurance.


Playground Equipment for Sale!

Bids for playground equipment we don't have enough space to install will be accepted by mail or at the Village Office. Buyer is responsible for loading and transport of equipment. As is. Can be seen at the basketball court next to Alvo Fire & Rescue Station, 135 Main Street, Alvo, NE.


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Thanks to Karen for the Nebraska State flag - it will fly until March 1st, 2018 to celebrate Nebraska 150.


Come get your wood chips! They are for your use if you need mulch for your trees, gardening or landscaping. They are from the trees being removed along Highway 63 as part of the Alvo North reconstruction project. Thank the Nebraska Department of Roads for donating them to the people in Alvo.



I knew the good wasn't going to last. Two northern counties, Boyd and Holt have abnormally dry areas. The situation is more serious in Boyd, because it's a lot smaller than Holt. Here's the bad stuff - Nebraska contributed to the drop in normal moisture - now there are only 21 counties with normal conditions in the entire country. Click on the image to see how Nebraska compares to other states. Click HERE to see a slide show of of the national map.


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Daylight hours


New Moon, Friday June 23rd, at 09:31 PM Central Daylight Time


Click on this animated moon for what the moon looks like today.

Data from the US Naval Observatory.

Click on the moon to reach the Old Farmer's Almanac moon phase calendar for Nebraska.





Thank you, Joe Heller

Jun 21st, 1834 - Cyrus McCormick patented the first practical mechanical reaper for farming. His invention allowed farmers to more than double their crop size.


   Click on the picture of a Model F (1847) for the story

"Trying to do business without advertising is like winking at a pretty girl through green goggles. You may know what you are doing, but no one else does." - Cyrus McCormick


Jun 22nd, 1998 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that evidence illegally obtained by authorities could be used at revocation hearings for a convicted criminal's parole.


"Many citizens because of their respect for what only appears to be a law are cunningly coerced into waiving their rights due to ignorance." - U.S. v. Minker


Jun 23rd, 1972 - U.S. President Nixon and White House chief of staff H.R. Haldeman discussed a plan to use the CIA to obstruct the FBI's Watergate investigation.


Click on the picture of Carl Bernstein (left) and Bob Woodward (right) to see the Washington Post history


"I think all good reporting is the same thing - the best attainable version of the truth." - Car Bernstein

"Deep Throat's information, and in my view, courage, allowed the newspaper to use what he knew and suspected." - Bob Woodward


Jun 24th, 1982 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that no president could be sued for damages connected with actions taken while serving as President of the United States.

Click HERE for the full text ruling

“Thanks to presidential immunity and executive control of the Justice Department, there are no consequences to executive branch lawbreaking. And when it comes to presidential lawbreaking, the sitting president could literally strangle someone to death on national television and meet with no consequences.” – Ben Shapiro



Jun 25th, 1876 - Lt. Col. Custer and the 210 men of U.S. 7th Cavalry were killed by Sioux and Cheyenne Indians at Little Big Horn in Montana. The event is known as "Custer's Last Stand."


Click on the image for the Smithsoinian's story

"There are not enough Indians in the world to defeat the 7th Cavalry.” - George A. Custer

"Where did all these damn Indians come from" - Gearge A. Custer


Jun 26th,  1997 - J.K. Rowling's book "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" was published in the U.K. The book was later released in the U.S. under the name "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone." This was the first book in the Harry Potter series.


Click on the picture for her

"If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.” - JK Rowing


Jun 27th, 1967 - The world's first cash dispenser was installed at Barclays Bank in Enfield, England. The device was invented by John Sheppard-Barron. The machine operated on a voucher system and the maximum withdrawal was $28.


Click on the image for the history

"Thanks, ATM fees for making me buy my own money." - Unknown



Thanks to Graeme MacKay


Supported in part by Cass County Tourism. (Click on the logo to go to the web site)



Thanks to Mike Thompson

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